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Benefits

There are many human and canine reasons to get involved in racing flyball.

  • Flyball is a great way to interact with your dog and help to keep them healthy and fit.
  • It is a great way to spend time with family and friends along with meeting new people.
  • A fun way to travel to new locations while competing in tournaments.
  • A great way to enjoy healthy competition in a team sport.
  • A social event where you are surrounded by other people that love their pets as much as you do!
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Points

During every race all the dogs running have the opportunity to earn points. The points accumulate over time and earn them titles. Here are points earned for total times:

  • Under 24 seconds: each dog racing in that heat receives 25 points
  • Under 28 seconds: each dog receives 5 points
  • Under 32 seconds: each dog receives 1 point

Titles

Titles are given for milestones in the sport. Sometimes that is as simple as a NEW dog's first clean run. As time goes by, and the dog becomes a seasoned competitor, it takes longer to reach the next title.

  • 20 points: Flyball Dog* (FD)
  • 100 points: Flyball Dog Excellent* (FDX)
  • 500 points: Flyball Dog Champion* (FDCh)
  • 1000 points: Flyball Dog Champion-Silver* (FDCh-S)
  • 2500 points: Flyball Dog Champion-Gold* (FDCh-G)
  • 5000 points: Flyball Master† (FM)
  • 5000 points: Flyball Master† (FM)
  • 10,000 points: Flyball Master Excellent† (FMX)
  • 15,000 points: Flyball Master Champion† (FMCh)
  • 20,000 points: ONYX**
  • 30,000 points: Flyball Grand Champion** (FGDCh-30)
  • 40,000 - 90,000 points: Commemorative plaque is given at 40k and 50k, 60k, 70k, 80k & 90k plates are added to it.††
  • 100,000 points: Hobbes Award**
  • *Includes certificate of achievement
  • †Includes certificate of achievement and commemorative pin
  • **Includes commemorative plaque and pin
  • ††Commemorative pin and plate

U-FLI has a different point scoring/title achievement system. Please go to their web site to find out more.